Mr & Mrs Tommy Masterson 9th November 2012
We had our wedding at the Newgrange Hotel on Friday 26th October. If you are thinking of doing the same stop thinking and just do it! Here’s why:
1. The staff – They will do anything and everything for you to make your day(s) as special as it possibly can be. Karine, who looks after the weddings is nothing short of brilliant and no task is too large or small. Laura excels at Excel and is the go to person when it comes to coordinating room bookings and getting the right family members in the right rooms (for example making sure elderly guests are close enough to their rooms to walk to the function suite, yet far enough away to not be kept awake by noise. Enda the Bar Manager is on hand to keep the drinks flowing and even supply late night sandwiches; and the Chef provided a 5 course meal that everyone is still talking about. These are just the people we interacted with and there is a small army that sits behind each of them making sure everything is right.
2. The venue – This place is like a Tardis! We were attracted to the warm family friendly feel of the Newgrange the moment we walked in, the cosy bars, open fires, library area, and friendly faces - but we were blown away by the largest and finest chandelier filled ball room we had seen in any of the many hotels we visited when trying to choose a venue for our wedding. It is a truly special room that has given us great pictures and memories. The hotel is also in the town centre meaning there are lots of options for food and drink nearby if people want to explore (great for guests coming from outside Ireland). Also if you have people coming from afar the hotel is 1 hour from Dublin Airport on an hourly express bus route.
We stayed on the Saturday night also, as did most of our wedding party. As it was Halloween many were in fancy dress and Rowley’s bar at the Newgrange was meant to be the start point of a pub tour of Navan. However the band was so good that everyone wanted to stay and we did to the early hours of the morning!
We will definitely be going back to the Newgrange and I know many of our wedding party feel the same. The Newgrange manages to cater for all ages and tastes (Nightclub, Main Bar -Rowley's- with live Music, a second quieter bar, and open fires with comfy seats in the ‘library’). It is no wonder it is so busy.
Many thanks for a great weekend.
Colin & Anne-Maire Lynam 26th October 2012
Myself and my wife Lynne had our wedding reception in the Newgrange hotel in august and it was absolutely brilliant, Karin and the staff at the hotel made our day more perfect than we had imagined and they even had a few surprises for us along the way which made the day even better.The meal was beautiful and served to us without any delay's which is always appreciated by a room full of hungry people. If you are planning a wedding or function, i highly recommend this hotel. You can be sure that your guests will receive a beautiful meal and not go hungry with second helpings of food to anyone who wants more. The staff really are a credit to this hotel, they are polite and helpful and make you feel more relaxed because you know they will do there very best for you should you need anything. the function room was spacious with lovely high ceilings with amazing chandeliers, a large dance floor and plenty of room to get to the bar without disturbing any guests. the bridal suite is a sight to be seen, jacuzzi shower 32" TV on the wall and best of all, a massive bed! top marks for this hotel all the way!
Michael & Lynne O' Shaughnessy - 25th August 2012
I want to thank you for making our special day the best that it could ever be, everything went so smoothly on the day everything done to perfection. The room was absolutely amazing, attention to detail was incredible, better than i had ever imagined, plus all our guests could not stop commenting on the hotel, the room the food and the amount of and all the staff in the hotel. They made all our gusts so welcome and dealing with Karine was an absolute pleasure, everything i asked for was done straight away and no job was too big for her. Thank you so much i would not of had our wedding anywhere else, it was perfect.
Sean & I would highly recommend The Newgrange Hotel for a wedding. It was the one and only hotel we went to view. From the minute we went in and met with Karine we knew that’s where we wanted to have our wedding. Karine is so friendly and easy to talk to, she made everything so easy and helped us decide on details we didn’t even think of. Karine was on hand every step of the way and made sure everything was plain sailing for us. One the day she met us on arrival and was so friendly to us, our family and friends. Karine was there the whole day to ensure everything went perfect and it did. She was also there the next morning to check everything went ok for us. The meal was amazing our family and friends still talk about how nice the food was. We cannot complement The Newgrange Hotel enough for food, price, attention to detail, great staff, the list goes on. They made our wedding day perfect. I would highly recommend this Hotel.
Sean & Lorraine Curran -27th April 2012
Karen Bell & Barry Kaye 3rd September 2011
Myself and Jonathan were beyond satisfied with the Newgrange Hotel. We often talk about it and still to this day we wouldn't have done it any other way. The hotel itself is gorgeous and then when you are brought to the reception room you are shocked to see that it is even more romantic than you could imagine! It was just so perfect. Karine, you were beyond helpful. You were checking in on me, making sure I was enjoying the special day and offering to get me any thing i needed. You never seemed panicked or worried which made me feel very calm and comfortable. When we returned from taking our pictures I was a little overwhelmed because I had gotten (very obvious) dirt on my dress in a few areas. Right away Karine told me to go to the room and she would meet me up there. Within minutes she showed up and immediately helped remove the dirt. She knew exactly what she was doing and I was so relieved. My sister was so funny the day after the wedding calling you a "superstar". She was also pleased with the way you handled everything as well. Everything was so well organized. From the build up to the wedding the ENTIRE Newgrange staff were so helpful with booking rooms and accommodating our guests. Jonathan and I actually planned our wedding from America. We were a little nervous with our food choice because we never tried anything we selected. When we arrived in Navan, we went to the hotel to check in and make sure everything was on schedule. We told the hotel our worry about the food choices and they offered us a free tasting. Now, we were expecting small samples (which would have been perfectly fine) but we were both fed a full course meal. Which by the way so amazing. The food was so fresh and cooked perfectly. Our fears went from wondering if it was going to be good to how do we decide which one we want because they were all so good! We even had a few vegetarian guests and the Newgrange had no problem accommodating them. The location could not be more perfect. It was right in the center of town. Over half of our guests were from out of town. The location allowed them to explore into town without requiring them to rent a car. There were pubs, restaurants, and shopping all within walking distance. There was even a bus stop right around the corner that went to Dublin. Before the wedding we thought we would be extra busy entertaining all of our out of town guests but they were able to entertain themselves and all of our guests really enjoyed Navan. Our wedding was on a Saturday night and the guests that flew into town for the wedding stayed until Monday. Even after our wedding was over the staff continued to be really helpful and friendly to our guests and we are so grateful for the Newgrange staff making our guests feel welcome. More importantly they genuinely cared about our wedding and took the extra time to make sure it went as close to perfect as possible.
Sheila Mc Loughlin & Jonathan Carroll 25th June 2011
From the day that we made the appointment to see the room, the Newgrange Hotel were professional, helpful, efficient and friendly. We met with David, the Duty Manager and he went through all the details including the menu choices and packages available to which there is so much choice. David was extremely thorough and even though we had a list of questions, he had answered them before we got a chance to ask.
From then on it was seemless, once the deposit was paid, everything fell into place. We got a great room rate for our guests and I got regular updates from the reservations staff as to the bookings. In the week leading up to the wedding, we had our menu tasting and our final meeting to confirm numbers, details, table plan etc. and Karine was just wonderful, really put our minds at ease. Then 2 days before the wedding, we left our luggage, gifts, cake etc and made the very final arrangements.
On the day of the wedding when we arrived at the Hotel, Karine was waiting outside with the Red Carpet, to a lovely warm welcome. Then to be greeted by our guests in the lobby. We were taken upstairs to the Reception Room for our photos with the cake and we were both blown away at the room. It was so beautiful and Karine had asked our photographer when he arrived what colour my bridesmaids were and she got the staff to change every chair ribbon before we got there. Everything was laid out so well and very well organised. We then had photos taken on the Roof, among the beautiful flowers. These photos turned out to be our best :) We then made our way down to the bar for pre-dinner drinks and everyone was commenting on how nice and friendly the staff were.
We were called for dinner then and when our guests reached the room, they were amazed at how beautiful and bright it was, they are still talking about it now. Every last detail was perfect and there were even a few surprises in store for us, which really made our day. The food was delicious and hot and everyone was served at the same time, which is something that I consider very important. Each and every one of our guests was raving about the food and service. Once our speeches were out of the way, and dinner was finished, the staff very promptly moved the room around to cater for our band and that all happened very quickly.
Even the next morning, we were really taken aback at how much our guests were commenting on the bedrooms, the staff, and the entire day. Everyone was very impressed.
We would have to say that without Karine, David and the staff of the Newgrane Hotel, our day would not have been so special or perfect, they pulled out all the stops and made all our dreams come true.... We would have no hesitation in recommending the Newgrange Hotel to anyone, because they were so professional and made our preparations and wedding day stress free.
Killian Quinn & Audrey Cooley 28th July 2011
Dear Karine, both myself and Stephanie would like to take this opportunity to thank you and all the staff at the newgrange hotel for your proffesional service during the occasion of our wedding on the 17th June 2011. From the moment of our first meeting you took control of everything, we felt so relaxed and confident that you would make our day so special and you all certainly lived up to our expectations. The layout of the room for our ceremony was nothing short of spectacular, the flowers and seating were like something from a fairytale. Our reception room was first class,it was the best we've ever seen and that is not a biased point of view. Our meal and our guests too of course was delivered piping hot and not one person had any complaints. We would have No hesitation in recommending your hotel to any other couple looking to add a touch of class to their special day and in fact we already know one of our guests daughter has booked her own reception with yous next year. Once again thank you all so very much and we look forward to visiting again. Feel free to pass on our phone number to anyone, best wishes to you all,
Alan & Stephanie White 17th June 2011